There’s just a few days left to see Stephenson’s Rocket at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum before it heads off to York’s National Railway Museum.

But that’s not all that’s on.  There’s the opportunity to find out about the scientists shortlisted for the new £50 note; the fantastic new exhibition The Sun; and the monthly Pi: Platform for Investigation.

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So, what’s on at the Science and Industry Museum?

Stephenson's Rocket at the Science and Industry Museum Manchester

Stephenson’s Rocket at the Science and Industry Museum Manchester

Rocket Returns: Last Chance to See
Until 8 September, Revolution Manchester Gallery
Stephenson’s Rocket has returned to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years.
This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see an iconic symbol return to the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway, the terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which is now home to the museum.

The Sun
Until 5 January 2020, New Warehouse
Discover the incredible story of the Sun in the new blockbuster exhibition.
Feel the heat at our indoor beach, stand in the middle of a solar storm and watch the sun rise over Antarctica as we bring the science behind the Sun to life.
From an ancient Scandinavian sun horse to Jimmy Carter’s solar panels from the White House, The Sun tells the story of our ever-changing relationship with our closest star.
Tickets £8 adults/£6 concessions. Children go free with a paying adult. Book online at

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Notables: 14 Scientists Who Shaped Our Lives
Until 3 November, Revolution Manchester Gallery
Find out more about the scientists who made the Bank of England’s shortlist to be the face of the new £50 note, and discover why Alan Turing was a worthy winner.

Pi: Platform for Investigation
Saturday, 21 September
Pi: Platform for Investigation – Powered by Siemens is a monthly event where families can discover together the cutting-edge research that’s happening right now and how it affects our lives.
Each month the Science and Industry Museum looks at a different theme from the world of science and technology. With fun, hands-on activities for all ages in a truly unique setting, Pi: Platform for Investigation provides an opportunity to meet real-life scientists and find out about the latest discoveries.

And don’t forget to let Manchester Science and Industry Museum know about your stories from the museum.

Manchester Science and Industry Museum – image courtesy Science and Industry Museum